Munich - FC Bayern München's has been ruled out of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League group stage encounter with Manchester City FC.
The Frenchman, who was on target in his first competitive appearance of the season against VfB Stuttgart at the weekend, was forced to withdraw from training on Monday due to a recurring knee problem.
Robben on board; Thiago on the mend
"I was told he can't play," lamented Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola, before confirming Dutch flier Arjen Robben is in contention following a knee injury of his own. "Arjen's here; Franck's not." Long-term absentee Thiago Alcantara, meanwhile, was spotted out on the pitch at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday as he steps up his rehabilitation programme after tearing ligaments in his right knee in May.